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The Crossing is a film about confidence, friendship and great courage in small people. 

Before Christmas 1942, two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, are hiding in the basement of Gerda’s family. But Gerda’s parents are arrested, and now it is up to Gerda and her brother Otto to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Germans, across the border to Sweden.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2020-02-14
Production company:
Maipo Film AS
Executive producer:
Synnøve Hørsdal
Producer:
Cornelia Boysen
Line producer:
Lina Pedersen
Sales agent:
TrustNordisk ApS

Director

  • Johanne Helgeland

    Johanne Helgeland belongs to the first alumni of directors from Norwegian Film School. She is one of the country's most experienced female commercial directors, and has also directed several music videos. She has worked extensively with drama comedy, such as Melonas for NRK and NAV for TVNorge, and several children's series (Kampen (2013), Den Magiske Kroppen(2015)). In 2006 she made the shorts of the Ekko Ibsen series, with Marika Lagercrantz and Aksel Hennie starring. She also wrote the screenplay together with writer Jens M. Johansson.

    Johanne Helgeland

Cast

Gerda:
Anna Sofie Skarholt
Otto:
Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen
Daniel:
Samson Steine
Sarah:
Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten
Per:
Henrik Siger Woldene
Herman:
Luke Niete
Hans:
Julius Robin Weigel
Wilhelmine:
Kari Simonsen

Awards

2020:
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Main Prize The Golden Slipper, for best feature film for children
2020:
Cinekid
Cinekid Lion Audience Award
2020:
Filem'on - Brussels International Children’s Film Festival
Press Award
EFCA Feature Award
2020:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
Children's Jury Prize
2020:
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival
European Children's Film Association - ECFA Award
2021:
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Audience Choice Award
2021:
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Emerging Filmmakers Jury Prize
2021:
EFA Young Audience Award

Festivals

2020:
Cleveland International Film Festival
2020:
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
2020:
Kino Dzieci - International Children's Film Festival
2020:
Lucas International Festival for Young Film Lovers
2020:
Cinekid
2020:
Film Fest Gent
2020:
Filem'on - Brussels International Children’s Film Festival
2020:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2020:
New Horizons International Film Festival
2020:
Pittsburgh’s Fall Festival
2020:
Athens International Children's Film Festival
2020:
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival
2020:
Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival
2021:
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
2021:
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
2021:
cph:pix - BUSTER

Crew

Director:
Johanne Helgeland
Screenplay:
Maja Lunde
Espen Torkildsen
Cinematographer:
John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen
Camera:
Kjetil Fodnes
Editor:
Jon Endre Mørk
Composer:
Stein Berge Svendsen
ProductionDesigner:
Åsa Nilsson
Prop Master:
Thomas Nes
Costume Designer:
Anne Isene
Makeup artist:
Nina Elise Johansen
Sound Design:
Nils Viken
Sound Recording:
Mads Olsen
VFX supervisor:
Animaskin
First assistant director:
Katinka Lotherington
Script:
Madeleine Fant

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Family
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:2,39
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
90'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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